CBSE 2019: Exam dates for class 10, 12 out

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct Class 12 board exams from February 15 to April 3 and Class 10 board exams from February 21 to March 29. To give students sufficient time between consecutive papers, the CBSE has released the schedule seven weeks before the exam date. The Board said the exam schedule has been fixed in a way that it doesn’t coincide with the dates of competitive exams. Last year, the Board had to reschedule the Class 12 physics paper because it clashed with the JEE…

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Uttar Pradesh registers most cases of police atrocities in country

Uttar Pradesh registers most cases of police atrocities in country

NEW DELHI: As many as 236 cases of atrocities by police personnel were registered in Uttar Pradesh between 2014 and 2016, the highest in the country’s total of 411 such cases during the same period, according to an official data. Uttar Pradesh was followed by Delhi where 63 cases of atrocities by police personnel were registered in the same period. However, there has been no conviction so far in the cases registered during this period. In September, a 38-year-old Apple store manager, who was in an SUV, was shot dead…

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Teenager Kills 10-year-old Boy, Stuffs Body in Suitcase for Refusing Sex; Arrested

Teenager Kills 10-year-old Boy, Stuffs Body in Suitcase for Refusing Sex; Arrested

Mumbai: A 10-year-old boy was allegedly killed by a teenager for refusing him sex at Sakinaka in suburban Andheri, police said on Sunday. The accused stuffed the body in a suitcase and dumped it in a nullah to destroy evidence, they said, adding that the body has been recovered. The incident took place on Friday in Lalbahadur Shastri Nagar. However, it came to light after the boy’s father, a scrap dealer, filed a missing person complaint with the local police, an official said. The complainant told police that he had…

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Delhi Records Second Highest Pollution Level of the Year

Delhi Records Second Highest Pollution Level of the Year

New Delhi: Delhi recorded its second highest pollution level of the year on Sunday and unfavourable meteorological conditions are likely to keep the air quality in the ‘severe’ category for the next couple of days, authorities said. While the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) at ‘severe’ level of 446, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) showed a higher level at 471. This is the second highest pollution level of this year. The highest was recorded on November 8,…

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Morari Bapu Invites Mumbai Sex Workers to Ram Katha in Ayodhya, Kicks Up a Row

Morari Bapu Invites Mumbai Sex Workers to Ram Katha in Ayodhya, Kicks Up a Row

Ayodhya: Spiritual leader Morari Bapu has kicked up a row by narrating the Ram Katha to around 200 sex workers from Mumbai here. Sex workers from Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai, were personally invited by Morari Bapu for the religious discourse. Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the “pious town of Ayodhya”. “By inviting sex workers to the pious town of Ayodhya, Morari Bapu is trying to make this town impious. If Morari Bapu wants to reform society, he must organise…

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This Christmas Eve, Ramakrishna Mission Will Play Host to Calcutta Archbishop

This Christmas Eve, Ramakrishna Mission Will Play Host to Calcutta Archbishop

Kolkata: Not just carols and Bible reading, it is the arrival of a special guest that has got monks at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Kolkata thrilled this Christmas Eve. In a goodwill gesture, the spiritual math has invited the archbishop of Kolkata to join the celebrations. Accepting the invitation, Archbishop Thomas D’Souza said, “I am touched by their decision to invite me. Sri Ramkrishna Mission has a very special groups of monks who spread the message of togetherness and love. This is the reason I have decided to…

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Don’t Sow Loan Waivers to Reap Poll Gains, Father of Green Revolution MS Swaminathan Tells Political Class

Don’t Sow Loan Waivers to Reap Poll Gains, Father of Green Revolution MS Swaminathan Tells Political Class

New Delhi: With the agrarian crisis enveloping almost all of India, election statistics indicate that loan waivers have become the winning-mantra for state elections. In the last two years, every party that has promised farm loan waivers has gone on to win elections. However, MS Swaminathan, father of the Green Revolution, considers the tactic economically non-viable and has urged politicians not to use it just for electoral gains. “The agrarian crisis is an economic crisis. The monsoon and the market are two major determinants of the viability of small farmers.…

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Moto One Power review: Value-for-money mid-range phone with big 5,000mAh battery

Brand: Motorola Product: Moto One Power Key specifications: 6.2-inch Max Vision Full HD+ display, Dual 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras,Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, 5,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM,Android One Price: Rs 14,999 Rating: 3.5/5 Motorola’s Moto G-series is credited for kicking off the trend of high-specced smartphones for the budget and mid-range segments in India. Though rival Xiaomi implemented the same formula and even succeeded, Motorola hasn’t been able to pull off the same buzz as it did with the first two generations of Moto G. The company is…

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NDA’s Bihar seat-share deal: BJP, JD(U) to contest 17 seats each, LJP gets 6 in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

NDA’s Bihar seat-share deal: BJP, JD(U) to contest 17 seats each, LJP gets 6 in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) will contest on 17 seats each out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party will contest on 6 seats in the state. This was announced at a press conference on Sunday at BJP chief Amit Shah’s residence in New Delhi. The announcement comes two days after a meeting between Amit Shah and Ram Vilas Paswan and Chirag Paswan on the seat sharing deal ended on acceptable terms. Making the announcement, BJP chief…

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Raghubir Dash to assume charge as OHRC member

Raghubir Dash to assume charge as OHRC member

Bhubaneswar: Justice Raghubir Dash, former judge of Orissa High Court, has been appointed as member of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Following the recommendation of Odisha government, Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has appointed Das to be the member of the OHRC. He is expected to assume charge as member of Odisha Human Rights Commission on Monday.

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